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Announcing the 2021 Good Apple Award Honorees!

Join us throughout the month of October as we celebrate the honorees of its 2021 Good Apple Awards, Appleseed’s annual fundraiser celebrating community advocates who are building a more just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska.  Given uncertainties around COVID-19 and the delta variant, we won’t hold our traditional in-person event. Instead, Appleseed will uplift and profile …

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Joseline Reyna

NE Dreamer Joins Thousands in D.C. for Positive Immigration Laws

Today, immigrant leaders and advocates across the country are marching to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. to call for positive immigration laws and full inclusion of local community members and family members, including Nebraska Dreamer leader, Joseline Reyna of Grand Island! The action is a community-led effort, made up of participants from across the …

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Staff spotlight: Welcome Drew Duncan, Development Associate!

Drew Duncan (he/him/his) joined our team as the Development Associate! He will be helping build and strengthen relationships with Appleseed donors and supporters, and help plan our annual fundraising event, the Good Apple Awards. Drew is a board member of Out Nebraska and UNL Friends of Opera. He joins Appleseed with tremendous experience from his …

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Good Apple Awards

Canceling our in-person Good Apple Awards

Every fall, Nebraska Appleseed brings our supporters together at our annual Good Apple Awards fundraiser to celebrate community advocates who are building a more just society in Nebraska. Last year, out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our in-person event to protect the health and safety of our supporters. Given uncertainties around COVID-19 and …

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Nebraska Appleseed Statement on Governor’s Veto of LB108

Tonight, Governor Ricketts vetoed LB108, a bill that makes changes to Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to make it easier for participating Nebraskans to take raises or find better paying jobs and not lose all food benefits. Nebraska Appleseed’s Economic Justice Program Manager for Food and Nutrition Access, Eric Savaiano, issued the following statement …

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Ma’Khia Bryant

Ma’Khia Bryant was in foster care when she was killed by police

This is the third blog in our series on race inequities in the child welfare system. Say her name: Ma’Khia Bryant. Ma’Khia Bryant was 16 years old and in foster care in Ohio when she was shot and killed by 23-year-old white police officer, Nicholas Reardon, who was responding to reports of violence in the …

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Your support goes farther on Give to Lincoln Day!

This month, we have a BIG goal—and we need your help! From now through May 25th, you have a special opportunity to make the fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans stronger than ever. Generous friends of Appleseed will donate a $10,000 bonus if 350 people contribute for Give to Lincoln Day! Make your Give …

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RELEASE: Nebraska’s School Nutrition Professionals are School Lunch Heroes

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, May 6, 2021 Nebraska Appleseed Contact: Omaid Zabih Strategy Senior Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 128 ozabih@neappleseed.org Nebraska’s School Nutrition Professionals are School Lunch Heroes May 7th is National School Lunch Heroes Day and Nebraska school nutrition professionals have heroically risen to meet the challenges of the pandemic LINCOLN …

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Positive bills advance; meatpacking protections bill expected on Thursday

Last week was an exciting week at the Legislature! Senators had some late nights with votes on many bills throughout the week, and we saw four Appleseed priority bills advance in the process. This week, LB241, the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act, will be on the floor for debate on Thursday. There are a couple …

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Immigrant light

Three easy steps to support positive immigration laws!

Share your story & support for positive immigration laws! Take a moment today or this weekend to share the light of your support for positive immigration laws! It’s time for full inclusion of longtime community members and family members. Our immigration laws have not been meaningfully updated in 40 years, causing unnecessary harm. This year …

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